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Hot Springs Police Department

Posted on: July 24, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Official HSPD Release: Reference Homicide at 200 Portland (6/13/19)

badgesOn 6/13/19 at approximately 1:30PM, two black male suspects were involved in the murder of Kenneth Kelly Jr, who was shot in his home at 200 Portland during a home invasion robbery. The subsequent investigation has determined that one of the suspects was shot during the incident. One suspect was described as being approximately 6’02” with a medium build and had twisted dreadlocks about 5-6 inches long. The second suspect was described as being about 5’09” with a slender build. Both are believed to be in their early 20’s, maybe younger.

The family and friends of Kenneth Kelly, along with Carrigan Funeral Home, have put up a reward of $1500 for information that directly leads to the arrests and convictions of those responsible for this murder. All information will be kept confidential. 

If you have any information about this case, you are encouraged to contact Det. Scott Lampinen at 501-321-6789 ext. 6741 or submit an online “Crime Solver Tip Form” at

Det. Lampinen will be available for interviews if needed.

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